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Library Public Services: Distance Learning

This guide is a one-stop shop for all the services provided by the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University

Services for Distance Learning Students

Services for ISU Distance Learning Students

Our Goal:

It is the responsibility of Indiana State University Library to provide access to library materials and databases to ISU students no matter where they take a course.

Who is eligible for distance learning services?

Services on this web page are offered to students currently enrolled in distance education courses through Indiana State University.


Catalogs & Databases

Chat with Us!

There are several ways to receive assistance from the Indiana State University Library.

  • Call 812.237.2541 (or our secondary line, 812-237-2580) during library hours.
  • Chat or Submit a question ticket below through "Contact a Librarian".
  • Request an appointment with a Subject Librarian.
  • Contact your subject librarian directly to find a mutually convenient time.

Have a research need or a complicated assignment? 

Request an appointment

Distance Services

Distance Learning Student Responsibilities:

Distance students are responsible for conducting their independent research by using the materials and
databases made available by the library. Instruction in library research methods will be provided by the 
Reference/Instruction Department

Digital tools instruction is available via online Digital Literacy Tutorials.

For more help, you may Chat with a Subject Librarian, OR E-mail a Subject Liaison to receive Individual Instruction

Research consultations
are also available via Zoom or Microsoft Teams appointments with library liaisons.

For Distance related assistance, please also see:


Library Materials

Requesting Materials

For books, photocopies, and other library materials available to ISU Distance Education students. This includes materials found within the ISU Library as well as materials from other libraries. Interlibrary Loan will process these requests through a system called ILLiad. The distance learner will be notified via email when a requested item is in transit to the address listed in ILLiad. The distance learner is liable for the material from the time it leaves ISU until it is safely returned to ISU. Please ensure your address is correct before requesting materials. Distance learning students can use the ILLiad service, however, they must have a current ISU ID card to do so. There is no cost for the first card. Replacement cards are $15. Cards can be obtained in person, on the phone, or in an email. To obtain a card contact Traffic and Parking Services by phone at (812) 237-8888 or through e-mail at Their office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Course Reserves

Class/Course Reserves

Look up what's been placed on reserve for your courses

Renewing Materials

Renewing Materials...

...You Physically Checked Out out of the library:

Renew ISU library materials online and also find out what books you have charged out, when they are due, what items you have requested, and any fines you might have.

....Mailed to You from the library:

Logon to your ILLiad Account and click on "Checked out items". Go to the Transaction Number you wish to renew and click the red RENEW text.

For More Information, see Billing Services-Policies

Library Daily Hours